*Advise Public to beware of Unscrupulous fraudsters
By David Onimisi Lawani
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has refuted claim of purported employment in the commission saying it is the handy work of unscrupulous fraudsters willing to swindle innocent genuine job seekers of their hard-earned savings.
Festus Okoye, National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education in a statement signed said the commission had in 2020 in May drew the attention of the public and warned of a fake employment letter not emanating from the commission.
He said that the commission considers it crucial of notifying the public for a guide because of activities of this recruitment merchants noting that it has since suspended the exercise it embarked upon in recruiting fresh graduates. ” The Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, wishes to once again draw the attention of members of the public to the activities of fake employment merchants and racketeers who open fake employment websites, collect money from unsuspecting members of the public and issue fake employment letters purporting to be acting on behalf of the Commission.
” It would be recalled that on the 30th of May 2020, the Commission issued a statement drawing the attention of the public to the circulation of purported letters of employment/appointment allegedly emanating from it. We had informed members of the public that the Commission suspended its recruitment programme. We advised everyone to discountenance all rumours of recruitment and letters of employment/recruitment purportedly emanating from the Commission and duly informed the security agencies of the scam.
” The Commission deems it necessary to once again reiterate that it is not recruiting at this time. The recruitment of fresh graduates and experienced professionals has since been suspended”, he stated.
He maintained further that the commission as a public institution and in view of the trust placed before it, it will never conduct any recruitment exercise without carrying the public along. He adds that it will continue to stand on it public policy of conducting open recruitment, warning of fraudsters whose wish is to cash in on the situation and make huge profits from the process.
“The Commission is a public trust and has always conducted its activities in the best tradition of openness and transparency. This policy of transparency informs the wide publicity given to its recruitment drive any time the Commission embarks on such.
“Once more we call on the public to be conscious of the antics of fraudsters and not to fall victim to their criminal activities. INEC is not recruiting at this moment”, he said.